Grossmont College, El Cajon

El Cajon, CA

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Grossmont College, El Cajon

Grossmont College, El Cajon

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 21 Review

Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for Grossmont College, El Cajon

Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Overall

The proffessors are really helpful and make sure they teach as clear as possible. i absolutely love all my child development classes and the center itself. i wish all pre-k centers were as loving and caring as the community here at gGrossmont. best decision i made.

Academics

class size is normal, 1st day of school is usually crowded most teachers are flexible with you if you are a serious student. i love it here. work load can be heavy if you arent well organized. we are expected to be at college level even though the college does provide great resources for extra help.

Campus Facilities & Safety

students dont respect the no smoking policy. it should be enforced more. parking is limited always leave an hour before class to find a space and not be late to class. organizations arent well known students arent really proactive they just come to class and go back to their normal routines.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

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Detailed Ratings

Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Grossmont College is a great community 2-year school located centrally in San Diego County. Many of the buildings and grounds have been revamped, creating an incredible campus and safe environment. I would suggest getting in quickly with a counselor, as appointments are often hard to get, but when you do, they are extremely helpful for setting up your educational plan and goals. As a return to school "super sophomore" I work in addition to going to school, and have had fair luck in finding my necessary classes that work around my schedule. Be active in your academics, using the resources provided by Grossmont's admissions and counselors and you'll be fine!

Academics

The classes I have been in have been a perfect size. No extremely large lecture halls or being lost in the crowd. I always felt like I received a fair amount of attention and motivation from the professors. College sets a fair amount of expectations - be prepared to have a moderate workload.

Campus Facilities & Safety

Grossmont has an incredible campus. Having recently renovated buildings and student center, it is like being at a brand new school. Students are often reading and relaxing in the outdoor areas soaking up the San Diego sunshine. The entire campus is surrounded by parking lots, and a new parking structure has been built, however I have never had an issue finding a parking spot.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

Grossmont College has so much to offer. It is very personalized to accommodate to each student's individual needs. The campus has a positive atmosphere and pro-learning environment. As a incoming freshman, I believe it was the best way to make the transition from High School. The college contains intelligent and extremely helpful teachers, whom seem to truly care about their student's success. Overall, Grossmont College is a excellent college to pursue and achieve one's goals for a career.

Academics

As a Freshman, I took 14 credits. I took Sociology, English, Communications, Child Development and Cross-Country. Sociology was a cumbersome course with much material to learn. Thankfully, the teacher took the time to work with each student and ensured my success in this class through his diligent teaching. English was a positive experience for me because the teacher was very thorough in her teaching and made sure to go one step at a time in each assignment, including giving out very precise notes. Communications was one of my favorite classes because of how challenging it was and how much it benefited my overall life socially. Child Development was extremely interesting because the teacher was very enthusiastic during her lectures and provided students with methods of memorization. Lastly, Cross-Country established healthy habits to my life that continue to improve my outlook and success for my future. The class size for each course was medium and perfect for one on one time with teacher as well as the ability to have group activities.

Campus Facilities & Safety

The Grossmont College campus was clean and neat and brought a positive atmosphere to the environment. Each facility is organized for easy access to specific need of each student. In addition, the computer labs contained sufficient space for a learning environment and had up-to-date technology to improve each student's experience. The parking was easily accessible and always had space available for each student. All in all, the whole organization is positive and ensures a successful future for each student who enters.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

Fall 2013 was my first year back at at school since 2008. I don't have any complaints about the school it has a clean campus and has pretty easy accessibility. For me the most am amazing thing at this school is the amount of help from faculty and the programs available within the school.

Academics

My classes this past fall year were somewhat random, but I enjoyed every one of them and learned a good amount. I think I chose a little better for this coming spring semester and hope my professors are as helpful as my first ones were in the fall. I was full time last fall and didn't have too heavy of a workload, I was able to gee everything done if I stayed to my schedule and still had most of my weekends. I thought class sizes were going to be a lot bigger but they didn't seem to exceed high school sized classes.

Campus Facilities & Safety

The atmosphere of the campus was mostly quiet, even when there was a lot of people i around there wasn't a lot of noise which was very enjoyable. Bathrooms were always clean and there was a lot of waste baskets so it was extremely rare to see any trash on the ground. It was nice to see such a clean campus, it made me feel like the faculty and students took pride in their school. I didn't really deal with parking because I took the bus. Camus security was present and made me feel very safe knowing they were there.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

In my humble opinion, Grossmont junior College is a great school to get those GED courses out of the way. The campus is beautifully surrounded by mountains left and right. It is a good environment to study and be motivated to succeed. The professors are helpful and offer exactly what the students need. There is a well balance with college activities and student work on campus. I would recommend this junior college for those that are uncertain of where to go after high school or need to take a few extra courses to receive additional certifications.

Academics

At Grossmont College the class sizes are about 30-40 students in the first few weeks, after about a month the average size shrink to about 25 students. It is beneficial for the students to learn in smaller divided class sizes to be able to have discussions and ask questions about the material presented. The professors have flexible office hours and are always available to answer any questions after class has ended. There is a reasonable amount of tutoring available and other sources of help through the school. The workload is rather large, but necessary in order for the students to stay on track and understand the material efficiently.

Campus Facilities & Safety

The campus is a safe zone and provides many forms of resources for the students to partake in, in case of emergencies. There are campus police officers at all times making sure everything is as it should be. The policies are strict with their requirements of no food or drinks in the computer labs, as well as all other policies such as tutoring for only certain amount of hours, calling to cancel appointments two hours in advance, dropping courses on the deadlines given, and buying parking passes for each semester.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

I think Grossmont College has been the perfect place for me to restart my education. They had a wide range of classes to choose from with many schedule options so that I was able to make it work with the demands of work and family. The instructors have been great! They are all very knowledgeable in their subject area but very attuned to when the students (including me) are not understanding something. They all seem to have built time into their schedules for reviewing some things that the students have difficulty. They really have been the best part. As for being a new student, I can only say start planning EARLY. Not only for classes but for financial aid. The early bird gets the worm and that it twice as true with anything to do with college. Familiarize yourself with the website as it can be your best friend. Make a counseling appointment early and take your list of questions with you. You'll only get out of it what you put into it and planning is essential.

Academics

I am taking 13 units so I am considered a full time student. I go to school about 13 hours a week and I study for about 26 hours a week. The workload in some classes is more brutal than in others so you just have to stay organized and not get behind. Making enough time for all the reading is the real challenge. I take a book with me wherever I go, even the DMV. If I can get 15 minutes of reading done on the fly, it is 15 minutes of extra sleep! Class sizes were tough at first but all classes have cut down by half in the last few weeks. Survival of the fittest I guess. But it doesn't scare me. I'm getting all A's and I don't intend to let anything stop me.

Campus Facilities & Safety

Parking is a monster. You just have to get there early in the first few weeks. Then it thins out some. The library is amazing and it, as well as the administration building, has many available computers and even an orientation you can take if you are unfamiliar with how things work there. The food on campus is not the greatest but I think it is because there are a lot of nearby off campus choices. The campus is well kept at very beautiful. As for the security, the school is definitely taking our safety very seriously. They have a strong security and police presence. Further I have two classes that don't get out until 10:00 p.m. and the instructors insist that the men walk all the women out and make sure that they get to their cars safely. They are very clear that parking lots are dangerous, especially after dark.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall, the campus enviornment is pretty calm. If you take afternoon classes and thats when you will most likely experience a bit of a rush with parking, students, food lines, etc. Evening classes seem to be less desired thus creating a more lax enviornment. I find that much more appealing. The griffin center is fully equipped with a lounge, food, and a more modern study and snack break area. I would say the bookstore is rather small and towards the beginning of the semester you can find yourself waiting in a line that can wrap itself around the first and second floor twice! You won't find yourself walking very far as the campus is quite quaint and all classrooms are easily accessible. I just wish the AOJ program had more classes to choose from. However, I am very pleased with my education at this campus and the overall environment.

Academics

Since I am enrolled in the Forensic Technology program most of my professors are actively working in the field as well as teaching. So, it would be fair to say we are recieving the most current and up to date education on the subjects. Most students I come across have transferred to grossmont college from a university just for the program. The class sizes are about 55 people per class, I think the smallest class I had there were a little over 20 students.

Campus Facilities & Safety

The campus overall is pretty calm. Most classrooms seem to be a little outdated with desks & chairs and some classrooms are still equipped with VCR's. The parking situation at Grossmont is a hassle. Especially in the beginning of the semester, get to the parking lots at least an hour before your class starts so you have ample time to find a parking spot. Parking at night is a breeze if you choose to take a night course or two.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall Grossmont College has a great student body and great teachers. It has great tutoring programs and makes school more enjoyable when you are able to comprehend the lectures better. I enjoy attending Grossmont College.

Academics

I am currently a full time student at Grossmont College and each and every one of my professors are very helpful and excellent at teaching their classes. They take you step by step through each lesson and are very supportive and encouraging.

Campus Facilities & Safety

Grossmont College has a beautiful campus and has access to lots of computers and many resources. Overall I feel the campus is very secure. It's staff is very friendly and extremely helpful. Parking is a little difficult but not horrible.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

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Detailed Ratings

Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

This school has a great atmosphere. You really feel like you're not just in high school all over again. I know this best because the food is amazing! Super healthy with lots of choices. Theres not-so-healthy choices too if you're feeling indulgent.

Academics

Classes are surprisingly small and welcoming. The size is just right, not so many people that the professor cant even fathom learning anyone's name and not so little people that it doesn't feel like school.

Campus Facilities & Safety

The campus feels like a University which really helps boost moral in students. They get the interactive and professional feel of a 4-year school at a 2-year community college. Parking is a little difficult and not conveniently placed.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

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Detailed Ratings

Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Course Availability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

You have just graduated from high school and passed the Standard Academic Test. Your application to college has been accepted and it’s your first day at class. It is most likely you will encounter three types of college students on your campus. The three types of college students are usually called the jocks, the nerds, and the normal people. The reason for this essay is to clear up some concepts regarding the three types of college students. One group, The Jocks, is the show-off type of people who puts off their homework assignments until the last minute. Once the assignment is completed at the last minute, the assignment is usually scored a low grade. The reason for this is because the jocks are always partying, going out on dates, or having fun with their sorority. The jocks wear anything to include torn jeans/shirts, work down sneakers or boots and cheap, expensive-looking jacket. The second group, known campus-wide, is the nerds because they are obsessed with books, constantly studying and learning about their interests. The nerds are usually annoying with their obnoxious laughter regarding a really stupid joke. The nerds wear a nice shirt with a bow tie, or a tie and a nicely ironed dress pants and always has a pocket protector to prevent ink stains from their pens. The nerd spends their school night with a tight schedule for recreation, school homework, and learning new things that captures their interests. Computer programming, calculator programming, the biology of their pet frog are some of the common things that interests the nerds. The third group is the normal group, they are usually typical college students attending their scheduled classes, getting the homework assignments done and turned in on time. The normal group is usually mothers/fathers that have hired baby sitters to watch their son(s)/daughter(s) while they attend the college they are enrolled in. They spend their recreation time studying, exercising, having fun with their friends, spending time with family, or simply offering their time to give back to their community. In Conclusion, there is no college campus without any of the three groups explained above. They are in each and every campus nationwide and they make the college campus more interesting, specifically for the psychology students. In my opinion, I think of myself on the borderline between the Jock and the nerds. On the jock side, I tend to postpone the homework assignments sometimes and eventually end up doing all of the assignments at the last-minute. On the nerd side, I never miss a day without using the internet and/or the computer, because I always use the computer to get my homework assignments done for most of the classes.

Academics

In Conclusion, there is no college campus without any of the three groups explained above. They are in each and every campus nationwide and they make the college campus more interesting, specifically for the psychology students. In my opinion, I think of myself on the borderline between the Jock and the nerds. On the jock side, I tend to postpone the homework assignments sometimes and eventually end up doing all of the assignments at the last-minute. On the nerd side, I never miss a day without using the internet and/or the computer, because I always use the computer to get my homework assignments done for most of the classes.

Campus Facilities & Safety

The third group is the normal group, they are usually typical college students attending their scheduled classes, getting the homework assignments done and turned in on time. The normal group is usually mothers/fathers that have hired baby sitters to watch their son(s)/daughter(s) while they attend the college they are enrolled in. They spend their recreation time studying, exercising, having fun with their friends, spending time with family, or simply offering their time to give back to their community.


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